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Articles on Physiotherapy Treatments and Musculoskeletal Conditions

Getting better is not just your physiotherapists, instructors or trainers’ responsibility. It is also yours, your care-takers and loved ones’. It is a collaborative effort that require everyone’s active understanding and participation.

This portal is dedicated to providing clear information on the latest physiotherapy conditions and treatments for online users.

Prevention is not Cure
27 Apr 2009, 9:39 am

 “Hi, I am suffering from pain in my lower back. It has been going on for some time now, about 6 weeks of so. Hot packs and heat rubs don’t seem to be working as before. And it seems to be getting worse. I heard that Pilates and Tai Chi is great for preventing back […]

Sports Taping for Plantar Fasciitis
27 Apr 2009, 6:27 am

One of the most common foot pain is Plantar fasciitis. It is an inflammation of the strong tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot and connects the heel to the base of the toes. This injury essentially comes about from overuse. One of the symptoms is heel pain that is worse in the […]

Now on Facebook
26 Apr 2009, 10:14 am

We now have a Facebook page. Join us at Core Concepts – Musculoskeletal Health Group (www.coreconcepts.com.sg/facebook)

How to choose a Swiss-Ball
22 Apr 2009, 11:28 am

The Swiss ball has been with us for a long while, since 1963 to be exact. It was invented by Aquilino Cosani, an Italian plastics manufacturer. Swiss balls today are almost de-riguer in gyms and it is not unusual to spot one in place of a chair at work or at home. But with so […]

Diagnosing Back and Neck Pains
19 Apr 2009, 12:07 pm

One of the most popular questions we get is, “How do we treat back pain?” Understandably, if you are suffering any sort of pain, anyone would want to know how to get rid of it. But it is not the best first question. A better first question is, “How do we figure what’s causing the […]

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
16 Apr 2009, 11:53 am

A rotator cuff tear is a common injury of the shoulder. It can be due to a traumatic event where the tendon gets torn in a fall or due to overuse where repetitive overhead activities causes wear and tear of the tendon. Pain is the most significant symptom with a rotator cuff tear followed by […]

Labour Epidural Cause Chronic Backache?
04 Apr 2009, 10:44 am

After childbirth with an epidural, one may experience short-term back soreness at the catheter site where the medication was injected. As such, most women tend to associate labour epidural analgesia with chronic or long-term back pain. But is there really a connection between labour epidural and chronic backache?

Total Knee Replacement
31 Mar 2009, 1:25 am

Knee replacement is the resurfacing of the worn out surfaces of the knee and replacing the lost cartilage and diseased bone with metal and plastic. Knees wear out for a variety of reasons, including injury, simple wear and tear, and arthritis. The video shows the knee replacement procedure.

Better to use an Ergonomic Chair or to sit on a Swiss Ball?
28 Mar 2009, 10:09 am

   “Hi, I have a question. Is it better to sit on an ergonomic chair or a gym swiss ball if you have back pain? – Wee K”

Grow your own fresh air
23 Mar 2009, 11:01 am

This is a slight departure from our usual articles on musculoskeletal health. But the state of health of your joints, muscles and the ergonomic soundness of your surrounding workplace doesn’t add up to much without access to good fresh air. Watch and listen to Kamal Meattle at TED on 3 simple home & office plants […]


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